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February 06, 2014

A Lunch BIT from Patently Contestable by Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday

For individuals and corporations alike, patents and intellectual property can mean big money. Individuals patenting the next big thing can reap millions of dollars, and patent infringements can lead to huge settlements. How did this come to be?

Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday, the authors of Patently Contestable: Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain look closely at patent disputes in Britain between 1883 and 1905. They discovered that the legal system of that time period largely shaped our current laws regarding patents.

Read the BIT of Patently Contestable, “Analyzing Disputed Electrical Invention” to learn more about the origins of our patent system, and how this has shaped the current intellectual property and patent laws. 


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